Sunday, March 29, 2009

Rope Jumping

I was at Union Square earlier this week when I saw these college kids -- most likely NYU students -- jumping rope with their friends. Then strangers, one by one, began to stop by and watch or join in the game. At one point, there were at least 50 people or so cheering and laughing with the group. It was so refreshing and wonderful to see strangers come together and have fun like that.

No, I did not attempt to join the fun but I did take a lot of photos. This one shows a girl doing the jump in 3" heels.

So have you ever jumped rope or simply commune with strangers and had a great time?

19 comments:

henny said...

Jumping rope on high heels???
I did it when in elementary, of course minus 3" heels ^.^.
Happy weekend, Ming.

teahouse said...

That's insane that she was wearing heels that high (and from the looks of it, stilettos!!!!) and jumping rope! Well, if anything had gone wrong she would have had lots of people around to help get her to the hospital...

GMG said...

There is a saying here: «of doctor and of mad, we all have a share...»
Amazing!

Don't you want to try Blogtrotter for another kind of «madness»? ;))
Have a great sunday!

NYD said...

Anything can, and usually does happen in New York.

Changes in the wind said...

On a cruise we ported at Jamaica and they arranged for us to climb the falls as a team...it was indeed an amazing experience to have to depend on someone you don't know and to cheer for others to make it.....as for jumping rope ...too old now and never in high heels!

lemon said...

This is a chidren's game in Greece, I couldn't imagine that grown ups would enjoy with it! And we call it "play the little rope".

No, I can't remember ever enjoy with strangers (a bit antisocial, I am!).

Very nice shot, congradulations!!

Daryl said...

Neat shot .. the rope is invisible ... I havent jumped rope in a lifetime .. I suspect I would end up on my arse now if I tried ...

marley said...

Cool action shot!

Babzy said...

I loved jumping rope when i was young ! Great shot !

Sara said...

Love that shot - really well done.

I noticed those heels and thought what is she thinking!

valeria said...

The atmosphere must have been really involving if she did rope jumping on stilettos!
I used to play rope jumping for hours when I was a child, it was real fun, I loved it!
Can the disco club be considered a commune activity? If so, I did, yes, commune with strangers and had a great great time dancing!!!!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Yes I have jumped rope but never with strangers & never in heels!

• Eliane • said...

I think the last time I jumped rope, I must have been 12 years old. After that, it was way less cool. Glad to see it is back in style... with stilettos...

Alexa said...

Woo-hoo. Great shot, Ming!
I've had some wonderful moments with virtual strangers—after all, I live in NYC.

cat said...

be entertained

Monika N. said...

That's an amazing shot, Ming!

Ropejumping was done in my childhood. Without highheels.

Rafe T said...

Skipping in heels! Now that's a new reality show! LOL

Gecko said...

I can see a broken ankle coming along here! =S

Anonymous said...

Ha! I just jumped rope at a wedding last night in 3 inch heels. Why? I have no idea why... All I do know is how painful it was!! Don't ever do that...